Category Archive for "Data Breaches"

Verizon Hack, Millions of User Accounts Exposed

Several millions of Verizon customer data was exposed on an Amazon cloud storage endpoint that was incorrectly configured by a vendor. It allowed anyone with that link to access the information. More about the hack can be found at this

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Biggest Hacks (So Far) in 2016

It’s easy reading day today … Here’s an article from ZDNet that highlights some of the biggest and notable hacks in 2016 so far. http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/biggest-hacks-security-data-breaches-2016 Enjoy, –Kevin

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Lesson Learned from MySpace, LinkedIn and Tumblr Hacks

Netflix and Facebook recently forced reset certain accounts due to the MySpace, LinkedIn and Tumblr hacks, and that it was found that users were using the same passwords everywhere. The big gorilla-in-the-room-lesson-learned here: don’t re-use passwords. I get it, manually

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TeamViewer Hack

This one came across the desk today, TeamViewer confirms extent of their recent hack. This one is going to be an interesting one, because I know of many, let’s just say ‘high-valued targets’, that use this remote control and desktop sharing

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SnapChat Financial Details Leaked

A leaked SnapChat deck that revealed revenue and other financials were (accidentally?) leaked, according to a TechCrunch article at http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/26/snapchat-series-f/. If it was an Office document some simple DRM could have stopped this, but this has got me thinking about how

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Looks like Data Breaches Everywhere!

Whoa, looks like data breach activity has really picked up this week. Here are some of the latest victims, and these are major services: Spotify Minecraft Beautiful People –Kevin

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FBI Drops Their Case Against Apple, Helps Arkansas

Looks like the FBI didn’t need Apple’s help after all (http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/28/justice-department-drops-lawsuit-against-apple-over-iphone-unlocking-case/). They were able to unlock the infamous San Bernardino iPhone, and now they are helping US states requesting for help unlocking suspect iPhones (good). I read  (not in this

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Video: Watch how easy it is for someone to hack your iPhone

Here’s a pretty good article/video on how easy it is for someone to hack your mobile device (in this example they used an iPhone, but really any mobile device is susceptible to similar attacks). I think there’s definite value for

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Um … Awesome?

Normally when you report something like “2015 surpassed all of … ” that’s good news, but not in this case. Risk-Based Security reported that in 2015 the number of reported data breaches experienced that year surpassed all of the previous

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Snapchat’s Employee Data Stolen

Last Friday someone sent a phishing attack email to one of Snapchat’s payroll department employees impersonating their CEO Even Spiegel requesting for employee information. That employee complied and sent the attacker information on 700 current and former employees. One thing

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